[webkit-dev] licensing question

Chris Jerdonek cjerdonek at webkit.org
Wed Feb 3 23:14:07 PST 2010

On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 10:46 PM, Conrad Taylor <conradwt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Chris, have you checked the licensing and/or spoke with the license
> owners of the 3rd party source?  If not, I would recommend starting
> there.

[Sorry for the duplicate e-mails, Conrad.]

Yes, I have the license text.  It seems fine to me.  It's just not
identical to either the BSD or LGPL license, which is what the WebKit
Committers Guidelines say are allowed without written clearance from
Apple.  (I don't know how close the text of the terms have to be to be
considered "BSD-style".)

As for contacting the license owner(s), I'm not sure what I would ask
them -- whether they can also license it under BSD?  The Guidelines
only say to contact the author if the source file has no licensing
terms attached to it.


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